how to delete key in ubuntu gnome gconf-editor

Asked by ladin on 2009-11-17

i'm new user ubuntu and now i use karmic koala codname.
now i want to delete key prog in gconf-editor that installed. but when i click right mouse or find in toolbar etc.. i didn't find any line to delete. please tell me people. thanks

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2010-03-28
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2009-11-18
Best Sam_ (and-sam) said : #1

If you mean to unset a key of an app, lets say e.g. gedit, it can be achieved either via GUI or via CLI using gconftool:
gconftool --recursive-unset /apps/gedit-2

##see also manpage
man gconftool
http://library.gnome.org/users/gconf-editor/2.22/getting-started.html.en

config files of each app are as .xml in
/home/username/.gconf/apps
##the dot in front means hidden folder, to unhide folders in Nautilus: ctrl+H

btw. we had once a discussion in bug section of lp about gconf-editor not deleting app entries.
The answer was gconf-editor isn't responsible if an app, after it was removed from the system, still remains in gconf-editor. Then it's a misconception of the app not of gconf-editor.

ladin (huunoivp-15071987) said : #2

thanks Sam for useful answer. i tried to do again and i successfully with program wp-tray. now it working normal. thanks

ladin (huunoivp-15071987) said : #3

but i need to know much gconf-editor and tricks to change ubuntu from this. any one can share to me?

Sam_ (and-sam) said : #4

Acutally there are no 'tricks', every highlighted key shows an explanation in a sub-frame.
Except of a short youtube video (keyword ubuntu tutorials), the (gnome) link already mentioned and gconftool, you may observe what users provide and learning by doing, presume you know what you're doing.

http://projects.gnome.org/gconf/

Small examples below can also be achieved via GUI.

Howto make Gedit showing more 'recently used' entries:
gconftool-2 --set --type=int /apps/gedit-2/preferences/ui/recents/max_recents 10

Howto check if Firefox is the prefered browser:
gconftool --get /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/command
if it isn't:
gconftool --set /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/http/command "firefox %s"

ladin (huunoivp-15071987) said : #5

Thanks Sam, that solved my question.